New Monsoon on West Shore horizon, jam-rock band headlines Homewood Days

Jeff Miller, New Monsoon
Jeff Miller and New Monsoon headline Homewood Days Saturday on Lake Tahoe’s West Shore. Tahoe Onstage image by Tim Parsons

There’s no place like Homewood. Especially Friday and Saturday, Aug. 16-17, when New Monsoon headlines a two-day party.

Free to the public, Homewood Days celebrates summertime at West Shore.

A opening “Kickoff Party” starts at 3 p.m  at The Grill, featuring games, dinner and live music by Wild Mountain Honey. The live music by the Lake Tahoe band is from 5- 8 p.m.

A full day of activities Saturday includes a pair of live music performances. Lonesome Locomotive plays at 4 p.m. and New Monsoon is at 6.

New Monsoon is in the process of recording its first studio album since”New Monsoon IV in 2007. It recently put down the rhythm tracks at TRI studios. Guitarists Jeff Miller and Bo Carper and keyboardist Phil Ferlino will add their tracks to the mix at a future date, presumably back at Bob Weir’s busy Marin County studio.

“We’re looking at 10 songs now for the record,” guitarist Jeff Miller said. “We have some songs we’ve played and a couple of new ones we have not played live so it’s going to be a healthy mix of the two.”

Homewood Days

Friday

  • 3 p.m. —  Kickoff Party at The Grill, featuring games, dinner and live music by                        West Shore favorite, Wild Mountain Honey from 5pm – 8pm

Saturday

  • 9 a.m. —  Free yoga class on the West Shore Cafe lawn

  • 10 a.m. —  Group Paddleboard demo on Lake Tahoe Sessions will also be offered at 11am and 12 pm and pre-registration is required

  • 11 a.m. —  Bear League presentation –“Bear Fun and Wildlife Stories, Discussion, and Facts”

  • Noon —  Cornhole Tournament! Double elimination tournament, winner takes all!

  • Noon —  Lunch at The Grill, food and drink specials to be announced

  • 1 p.m. —  Local Tahoe author Mark McLaughlin will discuss “Tahoe Stories, Facts and Fun”

  • 4 p.m. —  Lonesome Locomotive, Sunset Concert opener

  • 6 p.m. —  New Monsoon, Sunset Concert headliner

  • 9 p.m. —  Homewood Days end

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Tim Parsons
Tim Parsons is the editor of Tahoe Onstage who first moved to Lake Tahoe in 1992. Before starting Tahoe Onstage in 2013, he worked for 29 years at newspapers, including the Tahoe Daily Tribune, Eureka Times-Standard and Contra Costa Times. He was the recipient of the 2011 Keeping the Blues Alive award for Journalism.

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